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  BP and Russia in Arctic oil deal  London: BP has signed a joint venture with energy firm Rosneft to exploit potentially huge deposits of oil and gas in Russia's Arctic shelf   UN chief in Arctic climate visit   Norway: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is visiting the Arctic Circle to draw attention to the need for action at climate change talks in December CIA flights to Greenland investigated   Denmark: Denmark will investigate claims that the CIA secretly used an airport on the Arctic territory to transport prisoners in the U.S. war on terr... Arctic seabed 'belongs to Russia'  A Russian expedition 'has proved' that a ridge of mountains below the Arctic Ocean is part of Russia's continental shelf Canada to build two military Arctic bases
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1. 2015-05-16 'Paddle in Seattle' Arctic oil drilling protest Seattle
C. 2014-08-08 Canada launches Arctic seabed quest Ellesmere Island, Canada
3. 2013-10-14 Greenpeace ship captain denied bail Murmansk, Russia
2013-10-02 Russia charges Greenpeace 'pirates' Murmansk, Russia
5. 2013-09-19 Russia 'seizes' Greenpeace ship Murmansk, Arctic
G. 2011-01-14 BP and Russia in Arctic oil deal London
7. 2009-08-31 UN chief in Arctic climate visit Norway
I. 2008-01-31 CIA flights to Greenland investigated Denmark
J. 2007-09-20 Arctic seabed 'belongs to Russia' Arctic

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Russia 'seizes' Greenpeace ship Map of Murmansk Arctic
'Paddle in Seattle' Arctic oil drilling protest  Hundreds of people have gathered in kayaks and small boats for a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic by the Shell energy giant Canada launches Arctic seabed quest Map of Ellesmere Island Canada  Canada has launched a mission to map the Arctic seabed to support its bid to extend its territory up to the North Pole   Greenpeace ship captain denied bail Map of Murmansk Russia   Russia: A Russian court has rejected bail requests from the U.S. captain of a ship and 2 other activists involved in a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic Russia charges Greenpeace 'pirates' Map of Murmansk Russia


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Oct.2
  Fourteen Greenpeace activists, including at least four from the UK, have been charged with piracy by the Russian authorities
Sep.19
  Greenpeace says 29 activists are being held at gunpoint by Russian security officers who stormed the Arctic Sunrise in the Arctic



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  As the race to back up claims over the resources of the Arctic heats up, Canada has said it will build new military bases in its far north
Aug.9   Canadian PM vows to defend Arctic   Canada: Stephen Harper has begun a 3-day trip to the Arctic in an effort to assert sovereignty over the region after Russia staked a claim to the North... Aug.2 Russia plants flag on Arctic floor Map of North Pole Arctic
  Russian explorers dived deep below the North Pole in a submersible to stake a symbolic claim to the energy riches of the Arctic
Aug.1 Russia to sink flag in land grab Map of North Pole Arctic  An expedition aimed at strengthening Russia's claim to much of the oil and gas wealth reached the North Pole May.29 Deadlock at Greenland whale plan   The International Whaling Commission deadlocked over Greenland's plans to expand its Inuit whale hunt Jan.5 Drill ban sought for park  Alaska: Legislation has been tabled aimed at making a ban on oil drilling at a wildlife refuge in state permanent

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Jan.26 New PM rebuffs US envoy   Canada: Prime Minister-elect Harper has defended plans to send military ice-breakers to the Arctic

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Aug.12   Russia marks Kursk five years on
  Remembrance services are being held to mark 5 years since the loss of the submarine



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Canadian PM vows to defend Arctic   Canada: Stephen Harper has begun a 3-day trip to the Arctic in an effort to assert sovereignty over the region after Russia staked a claim to the North...   BP and Russia in Arctic oil deal  London: BP has signed a joint venture with energy firm Rosneft to exploit potentially huge deposits of oil and gas in Russia's Arctic shelf CIA flights to Greenland investigated   Denmark: Denmark will investigate claims that the CIA secretly used an airport on the Arctic territory to transport prisoners in the U.S. war on terr... Canada launches Arctic seabed quest Map of Ellesmere Island Canada  Canada has launched a mission to map the Arctic seabed to support its bid to extend its territory up to the North Pole 'Paddle in Seattle' Arctic oil drilling protest  Hundreds of people have gathered in kayaks and small boats for a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic by the Shell energy giant   Greenpeace ship captain denied bail Map of Murmansk Russia   Russia: A Russian court has rejected bail requests from the U.S. captain of a ship and 2 other activists involved in a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic Russia charges Greenpeace 'pirates' Map of Murmansk Russia




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2013
Oct.14
Oct.2
  Fourteen Greenpeace activists, including at least four from the UK, have been charged with piracy by the Russian authorities
Sep.19 Russia 'seizes' Greenpeace ship Map of Murmansk Arctic
  Greenpeace says 29 activists are being held at gunpoint by Russian security officers who stormed the Arctic Sunrise in the Arctic
2009 Aug.31   UN chief in Arctic climate visit
   Norway: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is visiting the Arctic Circle to draw attention to the need for action at climate change talks in December



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2005 Aug.12   Russia marks Kursk five years on
  Remembrance services are being held to mark 5 years since the loss of the submarine




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2007 Jan.5 Drill ban sought for park  Alaska: Legislation has been tabled aimed at making a ban on oil drilling at a wildlife refuge in state permanent